If you haven’t ridden in a bike park, you’re really missing out! One of the clearest trends we at Bikeskills see in off-road cycling is a synthesis of imagination and reality: the bike park. And we’re not talking about the mega, mecca-like Whistler Bike Parks, but much smaller parks, like the temporary Ridezones Bikeskills builds, and the new 16 acre, Woodward Bike Park, in Fresno California.
Bike parks combine a number of features derived from snow and skate boarding, mountain biking, and other actions sports and deliver non-stop fun in a small footprint; just what our sport needs! But the point of this entry is more basic: get yourself to the Bikeskills Introduction to Bike Park skills clinic on the 7th of December, from noon till 4 p.m. in Fresno!
You’ll get instruction on the basics from former Trials Professional and park designer, JP Sicker, who will be assisted by NorCal chief instructor, Jiro Nakamura. Here are just a few things you’ll learn:
- Setting Your Bike up for Techincal Terrain Features, Jumps, and Pump Tracks
- How to Ride a Pump Track
- Jumping Basics
- Introduction to Trials Basics
Need more motivation? Well then check out these videos (Jumps and Pump Track) shot a the Woodward Bike Park and then contact JP at email@example.com